Mayor Anthony Foxx ended speculation today by announcing that he will not seek re-election this year. Foxx, a Democrat, is serving his second term. He is reportedly a candidate for U.S. Department of Transportation secretary. Foxx has not said what he will do after his term ends.
In his three-page statement, Mayor Foxx said, “I entered my years as Mayor believing that the role is and should be a ‘season’ not a lifetime. There should be frequent transitions, new voices in the discussion and constant vigorous effort to position Charlotte for success.”
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